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Anime Fan Sneaker Concepts

Nike Fans Imagined What a Nike and Dragon Ball Z Collab Would Look Like

— January 30, 2018 — Fashion
The highly anticipated adidas and Dragon Ball Z collaboration has prompted a creative outbreak of fan sneaker concepts. A noteworthy one is a hypothesized partnership between Nike and the aforementioned popular Japanese animated series.

Illustrator and graphic designer Walsh Design has superimposed Dragon Ball Z character motifs and colorways upon twelve of Nike's classic silhouettes— including the Air Max 1, Air VaporMax and the Air Max 90. Through combining the popular 90s anime and staple shoe designs by the Nike brand, Walsh Design is able to tap into the nostalgic cravings of the consumer. Giving the confirmed power of the masses, it is possible for the illustrator's fan sneaker concepts to one day become a reality. Until then, consumers have the adidas and Dragon Ball Z collaboration to look forward to this Fall.
Trend Themes
1. Fan Sneaker Concepts - Opportunity for brands to collaborate with popular fandoms and create limited edition designs.
2. Anime-inspired Footwear - Potential for sneakers to incorporate iconic Japanese anime motifs and colorways to appeal to anime enthusiasts.
3. Nostalgic Mashups - Opportunity to combine popular 90s anime and classic shoe designs to create a sense of nostalgia for consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Footwear brands can explore collaborations with popular fandoms and incorporate unique design elements to attract consumers.
2. Fashion - Fashion brands can tap into the anime fandom market by creating anime-inspired clothing and accessories.
3. Entertainment - Entertainment companies can explore partnerships with sneaker brands to create limited edition products inspired by popular anime series.
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